24 Hour Pinhole Camera

Ideal: live webcam stream from sources in New York

Reality: use timelapse video (computer not fast enough to run the program with live feed in real time)

Code: https://github.com/hellonun/liveweb/tree/master/pinhole%2024%20hour

Results:

1 image = 1 hour

Only the stills remain

The interesting things about this:

  1. hours of sunlight in different seasons
  2. camera motion
  3. even level of light in timesquare (bright all day)
  4. rain marks on camera during Hurricane Sandy

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Mirror Draw (with Eva Phillips)

The class sees the mirror on the screen, an extension to the room they’re sitting in (webcam placed above the screen). Each person can tune in to draw their environment in the virtual space.

Code: https://github.com/hellonun/liveweb/tree/master/mirrordraw_iphone

This code only works with iPhone because Android phones require a different calibration method (the angles given by each phone brand’s gyroscope is different).

Test algorithm:

Actual space:

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THE MOUSE (MIDTERM)

The idea: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A ‘MOUSE’?

Let’s assume our bodies, made up mostly out of water, are flattened, digitized and resized into a few black and white pixels a.k.a. a mouse.

Our movements and expressions, walking, turning around, nodding, smiling become clicking, double clicking, right clicking, sliding, scrolling, scrolling and scrolling…

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WE ARE ONLY SEEN AS XY COORDINATES NOW

Most of the time we spend on the screen, we’re being perceived as two numbers which define our position in the space, our presence is just a few pixels in this enormous screen space

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WE ALL LOOK THE SAME

We are pointers of different variations. Our actions are guided by how our bodies interact with the environment; that moment when a mouse turns into a finger suggesting that we click, or the rainbow wheel of death telling us to slow down

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WE THINK WE’RE ALONE

Have you ever seen more than one mouse on a screen? We only see ourselves; although a million of us could be on the same webpage at the same time. Are we really alone?

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WE’RE ACTUALLY MORE EXPRESSIVE

We don’t feel as awkward about addressing uncomfortable questions, even when we’re sitting in the same physical space and sharing the same digital environment

So… what does it REALLY mean for us to be mice? And how can we design a more exciting web experience around it? (Also, doesn’t it sound funny, that instead of ‘a mouse’ we’re mice?)

Inspiration: http://donottouch.org/ 

Code: https://github.com/hellonun/liveweb/tree/master/getting%20to%20know%20the%20mouse

*insert video*